The Arizona Public Broadcasting Service has named veteran television and media executive, Mary Mazur, as their new general manager. Arizona PBS is one of the largest in the country with four stations serving nearly two million people. Mazur will take the reigns in Arizona next month upon leaving the KCETLink Media Group in Los Angeles where she has served as their executive vice president and COO. She will oversee 65 employees at the Arizona PBS broadcasting facility.
Mazur said that, “It’s an honor to join such a passionate team and I am thrilled to take a leadership role at such a dynamic and forward thinking organization. I am looking forward to getting to know and collaborating with community partners to expand the reach and impact of the terrific programming and production coming from Arizona PBS.”
While Mazur was chief content officer at KCET, the station received 380 awards for programming including four Peabody Awards and three DuPont Awards. Mazur, herself, was a highly respected and successful programmer and has won two individual Peabody Awards as well as a regional Emmy Award for her work. While at KCET, she oversaw a critical company merger as well as the company’s relocation from their long time Hollywood home to all new state of the art facilities in nearby Burbank, California. Prior to her storied career, Mazur graduated from Santa Clara University and then joined CBS and later moved to take over drama development at NBC.
Arizona PBS CEO, Christopher Callahan, stated that, “Mary Mazur has established herself as one of the top public media innovators in the nation’s second-largest TV market, spearheading exciting new programs and community engagement initiatives that foster lifelong learning. We are thrilled to welcome her to Arizona PBS and look forward to her guiding our station in an ever-changing media environment.”
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